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Price Guide: £349,950
9 Raikeswood Drive
Enjoying superb southerly views and located in the ever popular “Raikes” area of the market town of Skipton, this extended three storey traditionally constructed semi-detached property has one of the best locations in this sought after drive.
The property is located in the extremely popular and well-respected “Raikes” area of the market town of Skipton.
Situated approximately ¾ mile from Skipton town centre, the property is within easy walking distance of Aireville Park and swimming pool and handily placed for the renowned Boys’ Grammar School and Girls’ High School.
Skipton is ideally situated for access to the major business districts of North and West Yorkshire and East Lancashire and itself offers a wide range of shopping, dining, recreational and other facilities. The Yorkshire Dales National Park is but a short drive away and there are good rail and road links to many areas including a direct train to London Kings Cross.
The property is a traditional pre-war semi-detached house constructed in the 1930’s and having been extended by the present owners to provide a fantastic three storey family house.
The well laid out and flexible accommodation includes high quality kitchen and bathroom fittings installed by the present owners and the south facing split level patio and garden area are a particularly attractive feature.
On the Ground Floor:
Entrance Hall: This spacious light hallway has a solid wood floor, cornice, and staircase leading to the first floor with wooden newel posts and handrail and attractive leaded window to the front door.
Living/Dining Room: A excellent through room with bay window to the front and superb long distance views to the rear. This room has been opened up to provide flexible accommodation and has been attractively decorated and well modernised by the current owners to include a Brilliant remotely operated gas log effect fire with Corian stone effect surround and an impressive Raiko mood lighting system. A useful storage cupboard is situated in the dining end of the room and the rear window offers enviable long distance views over Massa Woods towards Pinhaw.
Study: Situated off the hall in the new extension, this excellent practical room has windows to two sides and a continuation of the solid oak floor from the hallway. With low voltage ceiling lights and away from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the house the current owners use this room as a home office.
Kitchen: Accessed from the hall via a wooden door with smoked glass panels, this fantastic kitchen has an excellent range of wall and floor units and the white finish with stainless steel handles is ideally complimented by extensive walnut and granite work surfaces. The units are of the highest quality with soft closing drawers incorporating hidden shelves and low voltage ceiling lights complete the overall picture.
Again the views from the kitchen window are second to none and the room as a whole is completed by built-in appliances including a Neff built-in dishwasher, stainless steel extractor with carbon filter, integrated hob and double oven with a smoked glass splash back. Superbly decorated and having a Karndene floor, the whole ambiance is finished nicely with low voltage lighting.
From the kitchen a small landing with an Acova radiator accesses the stairs leading to;
On the Lower Ground Floor:
Utility Area: With stainless steel sink and plumbing for a washing machine, this area also houses the gas fired boiler. Off the utility area is a useful toilet and further store cum pantry area.
Music/Garden Room: This multi-functional room has exposed beams to the ceiling a wood block floor and benefits from a Glow Worm Melody gas fire. Extremely practical this is an excellent everyday family room, a doorway leads to a hidden sub-floor storage area which is surely the envy of many households. Steps from the garden room lead through double doors to;
Conservatory: A good-sized room making best use of the southerly aspect of the rear of the property. Double doors lead from the conservatory to the patio.
On the First Floor:
Landing: A light and airy landing with stained glass window in the side elevation and access to the roof void. The central landing gives access to all first floor rooms.
Bedroom 1: A double room with cornice, fitted wardrobes, wood effect floor covering and quite outstanding southerly views to the rear.
Bedroom 2: Located to the front of the house, benefiting from a bay window and built-in store cupboards, this double room has not unpleasant views to the north.
Bedroom 3: Aided by an extension, this excellent double room has three windows in total and the “L” shaped configuration makes it an ideal child’s bedroom with plenty of room for sleeping and playing. With wood effect flooring the room is completed by low voltage ceiling lights.
Bathroom: With full height stone tiling to the walls and a slate floor, this superb room has a quality three-piece suite with a shower over the bath and a built-in cupboard with smoked glass doors and is superbly finished with granite sills and low voltage ceiling lighting.
To the front of the property there is a low maintenance garden with extensive planting separated from the footpath by a low stone wall. Attractively laid out including a specimen Acer, a footpath leads along the side of the house to the rear garden.
To the rear there is a spacious flagged patio area with ample room for table and chairs to make best use of this south facing suntrap and with steps leading down to a large grassed area with planted borders and mature ornamental cherry.
At the bottom of the garden is a single garage which is accessed via a communal unmade road leading from Raikeswood Road. The garage has light and power and is currently used for storage only.
All main services are connected and the property benefits from a gas fired hot water and central heating system run by a Baxi Solo 15HE gas fired condensing boiler located in the utility room.
The freehold interest in the property is being sold with full vacant possession on completion.
We are verbally advised by Craven District Council that the property is in Council Tax Band E. The normal charge for Band E properties in Skipton for 2008/9 is £1764.79.
From the centre of Skipton, at the top of the High Street bear left in front of the Church after crossing the Canal turn left onto Water Street. Proceed over the mini roundabout and straight on to Gargrave Road passing the Boys’ Grammar School on the right hand side. Turn right up Salisbury Street before turning left onto Raikeswood Drive where the property is situated on the left hand side after about 50 yards. A For Sale Board will be erected.
Viewing strictly by appointment with sole selling agents, Windle Beech Winthrop. Please contact Michael Beech or Victoria Bailey on 01756 692900.
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